Frontenac State Park

In the area

From Explore MN Tourism

Recreation Facilities


Picnic Area

One Picnic Area

Picnic area is along the edge of the bluffs with several beautiful, panoramic vistas of Lake Pepin and the Mississippi River Valley. Facilities include numerous picnic tables and in-ground fire rings. Wheelchair accessible.

Picnic Shelter

Open Shelter and Enclosed Shelter

This enclosed shelter is available year-round and can be reserved by calling the park. The shelter has electricity and a wood stove and serves as one of the parks two winter warming houses. Shelter facilities also include flush toilets adjacent to the building which are available for use May 1 the 3rd weekend in October. In addition, there is a small, open gazebo in the picnic area which is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Wheelchair accessible.


Within 1 Mile

Available in the town of Frontenac.

Golf Course

Within 2 Miles

The 18-hole public golf course is located 3/4 of a mile northwest of the town of Frontenac.


Warming House

Picnic Shelter

Located in the enclosed picnic shelter in the picnic grounds area. A smaller shelter is located near the park office.

Sliding Hill

Near Park Office

Warming house with stove and firewood is nearby. Firewood is provided by the park.

Water Facilities

Water Source

Lake Pepin and the Mississippi River.


Lake Pepin and the Mississippi River.

Swimming Beach

Within 10 miles of the park

Boat Access

Within 10 miles of park.